Mary Melissa Grafflin is a retired high school teacher and a retired apartment Manager. She lives 3 stories up in a 92 year old Victorian in the heart of San Francisco with her four cats, who greatly contributed to this book. I am a student at Fromm Institute, the magnificent elder learning program at USF and a member of a Small playwriting group. I also volunteer at the California Academy of Sciences And the Pathways To Citizenship Immigration Clinic. I hope to do some volunteer Work for the Eviction Defense Collaborative this fall. I tutor for Professional Tutors of America when I get a case.
This is my adopted city and I have served it in many different capacities across the Years; singing in the gospel choir, selling in the Marine Mammal Center Giftstore, dancing in Carnaval and so many other fascinating activities, in addition to my 2 professions.So I know what my city can be and should be in all its’ unique Diversity. Currently ,I see its’ character being shredded by the heedless “smash, Grab and go” onslaught of Silicone Valley and all that comes with it.So I began to Draw,Hoping to capture some of what is going on. Change can be creative, as well Disruptive and destructive. But our leaders have failed to respond to this challenge Appropriately. It is not too late.